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|Museums of Mumbai|
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly The Prince of Wales Museum) :This Indo-Saracenic style building was founded in 1914 to commemorate the visit of (eventual King of the United Kingdom) George V. It was designed by George Wittet and it houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture and miniature painting,.tuffed animals
Mani Bhavan Ghandi Museum: The former home of Mahatma Gandhi,between 1917 and 1934: a 3 storied Gujarati-style house featuring a rich library, books, periodicals, photographs related to Gandhi.
Veermata Jeejamata Udyan: Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Victoria and Albert Museum) with Archaeological finds , 6,000 artifacts and 4,000 books . It is surrounded with Botanical Gardens established in 1863. There is also Mumbai's zoo in this complex.
FD Alpaiwalla Museum: Set up in 1952 Mumbai's only community museum
Nehru Planetarium: large domed building designed by J.M. Kadri, in the heart of south Mumbai at about 1000 feet above the sea level.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus - Victoria Terminus
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The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower : located opposite the Gateway of India in Mumbai , it faces the harbor.
Towers & fortress :
The Madh Fort:Located near Aksa Beach was built by the Portuguese and used as a watchtower in the 17th century.
Rajabai Clock Tower (1878) the five storied 280 feet tall tower .Its height is 30 feet and is located at the premises of Mumbai University.
the walls of Fort St. George
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus): Baroque, cathedral-like building built in 1887
The Mumbai High Court building : Designed by Colonel Fuller in 1878, a fusion of Venetian Gothic style and traditional Indian style of architecture
Old Colonial Buildings: The Portuguese buildings inside the Fort are in ruins, the oldest colonial building in Mumbai is St. Thomas cathedral ( 1725 )
Mani Bhavan: A research library, a photo exhibit of Mahatma Gandhi's life, and other memorabilia.
Town Hall: :designed by Col. Thomas Cowper
Getaway of India
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Gateway of India designed by George Wittet to commemorate George V and Queen Mary's visit to India in 1911. It is located along the waterfront, the Gateway of India is a large monument opened in 1924. The surrounding green space
The Global Vipassana Pagoda : a monument of peace and harmony in Gorai
Mumbai Municipal Corporation Building: 1893 The municipal buildings designed by Mr. F.W. Stevens are a wonderful combination of Venetian Gothic and Indo-Saracenic styles.
Crawford Market founded by the Municipal Commissioner Arthur Crawford,(1865 to 1871). Today it is renamed as "Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market"
Flora Fountain 19th century, built to the honor of Sir Bartle Frere, next to another monument that honors the soldiers who died protecting the state, leading to the square being renamed Hutatma Chowk .
The Dargah Sharief is built on a tiny islet located 500 meters from the coast, in the middle of Worli Bay, in the vicinity of Worli
The Siddhivinayaka Temple,built in 1801 by Vithu Patil, is located in Titwala ,75 km outside of Mumbai. It is one of the most respected temples of Ganesha is also in Titwala.
Balbulnath Temple in the heart of south Mumbai at about 1000 feet above the sea Level.
The Haji Ali Dargah is both a mosque and a tomb located in south-western Mumbai, on an islet off the coast of Worli. (1431)
St. Michael's Churchbuilt in the early 16th century is the oldest catholic church in Mumbai.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport : located 29km north of Mumbai
Borivali national park also known as Sanjay Gandhi National Park : 110 sq. km protected area on the northern outskirts of Mumbai|
Hanging Gardens on Malabar
Kamla Nehru Park
the Mumbai Port Trust Garden ( in South Mumbai )
Nirvana Park located in locality of Hiranandani The city zoo (Veermata Jijabai Udyan) in Byculla
Juhu beach in the western suburbs , the camel ride is possible.
Gorai Beach adjoins the village of Gorai in the northwest of Mumbai.
Marve Beach lies in Malad's western suburb
The Mumbai International Film Festival |
The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an exhibition of a world of arts in the fields of music, dance, theatre, and films ( December/ January )
Bandra Fair, to commemorate the Nativity of Mary, mother of Jesus, on 8 September
Mumbai Wine Fest ( February )
Elephanta Festival the festival of music and dance at Elephanta Caves ( March )
Nariel Purnima coconut day. This day falls in August. The coconut must be broken on the boats so that fishermen can have a good year
Diwali celebrated on the 13th day of the month of Ashwin (October or November). This festival of lights is a symbol of victory over the spiritual darkness.
The Banganga Festival is a two-day music festival, held annually in the month of January
Maharashtra Day on 1 May, to celebrate the formation of Maharashtra state on 1 May 1960
Gudi Padwa New Year's Day for Marathi people. The celebration is on the first day of Chaitra ( March or April ).
Holi, Eid, Christmas, Navratri, Good Friday, Dussera, Moharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja and Maha Shivratri
Janmashtami Birth Anniversary of Lord Krishna. (July / August)
Ramadan Muslim festival marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of wisdom and prosperity. 10 day celebration. ( August / September )
Mt. Mary's Feast The feast in honor of Our Lady of the Mount is celebrated with great solemnity at St. Mary's Church, Bandra. ( September )
Navratri a 10 day festival ( September )
Diwali Festival of Lights. Start of New Year and opening of new accounts. ( Ocober / November )
|Entertainement & Culture|
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The National Gallery of Modern Art includes a collection of pieces from contemporary Indian artists as well as ancient Egyptian artifacts and selected works of Pablo Picasso.
Nehru Centre Art Gallery at Worli, a gallery dedicated to young and promising talent along with established artists.
Nehru Science Centre , exhibition on science related exhibits highlighting science Jehangir Art Gallery
Asiatic Society of Bombay one of the oldest public libraries in the city
Dhobi Ghat: World's largest laundromat - washing area : row upon row of open-air concrete wash pens|
Taraporewala Aquarium : exotic marine life and rare species of fish
Elephanta Caves: Rockcut dwelling 533-566 AD named as Elephanta by the Portuguese, because of the large stone elephant on its shore. It is located on the Elephanta Island ,11 kilometres from Mumbai.
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